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Talent Q Elements Numerical Test
The Talent Q Elements numerical test assesses a candidate’s ability to analyse and understand numerical data. The tests are popular for recruiting any role where the ability to work with numerical data forms a key part of the role.
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Start with these two free numerical questions, similar in style to Talent Q’s. Remember to set your timer for each question to 75 seconds, to simulate the amount of time you have for each question in the actual test.
Worked solutions follow the questions. If the answer you’ve selected isn’t correct, make sure you understand where you went wrong and how to calculate the right answer.
Example Question 1
What is the difference in the average value of each sale for the bottom 95% of customers between 2018 and 2020?
Step 1: Number of customers in bottom 95%: 2018 = 3,000 x 95% = 2,850 2020 = 4,000 x 95% = 3,800
Step 2: Calculate revenue with bottom 95% customers: 2018 = £6,000,000 x 40% = £2,400,000 2020 = £7,500,000 x 50% = £3,750,000
Step 3: Calculate average sale per bottom 95% customer: 2018 = £2,400,000 divided by 2,850 = £842 2020 = £3,750,000 divided by 3,800 = £987
Step 4: Calculate difference: = £987 - £842 = £145
So the answer is d).
Example Question 2
If there were an equal number of games in each year, which team had the highest winning percentage across the two years?
b) Real Madrid
As there are the same number of games, you can just add up the percentages and divide by 2:
Real Madrid: (41% + 46%) / 2 = 43.50%
Barcelona: (45% + 40%) / 2 = 42.50%
Juventus: (44% + 56%) / 2 = 50.00%
Bayern Munich: (38% + 49%) / 2 = 43.50%
Liverpool: (56% + 59%) / 2 = 57.50%
Man City: (46% + 44%) / 2 = 45.00%
So the answer is a).
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Are Talent Q tests hard?
Talent Q tests are designed to be challenging. On the positive side, the adaptive nature of the tests allows you to perform to the best of your numerical ability and stand out from other applicants. Ensuring that you practice the tests will help hone your numerical skills and let your natural ability shine through.
How are Talent Q numerical tests scored?
There is no set pass mark with a Talent Q test. The overall mark achieved in the Talent Q test is either compared to an overall benchmark set by the employer, or compared against the scores of other candidates.
How long is a Talent Q numerical test?
The test takes just over 15 minutes, with 75 seconds to complete each of the 12 questions in the test.
Can you use a calculator?
You can use a calculator in the test. It is also advisable to have a pen and paper with you, so you can note down any calculations.
How can I improve my numerical reasoning?
Refreshing your memory on basic numerical concepts such as fractions, ratios and percentages can help improve your numerical skills. Reading infographics and working out what the image conveys – before reading the accompanying text – can also help you focus on analysing numerical information.
What's the difference between Talent Q and Korn Ferry tests?
Korn Ferry is an assessment organisation that became part of the Hay group in 2014. Korn Ferry is also part of the Hay group, and is the organisation that administers the Talent Q tests.
Talent Q Elements Numerical Test Tips
1Sharpen your numerical skills
Ensure that you know how to calculate percentages, ratios and use fractions. Become confident in analysing tables, graphs, and charts, and picking out the relevant information from data. Practicing tests will help you refresh your knowledge of using mathematical concepts.
2Read the question carefully
When faced with a timed test, it is tempting to skim-read the question. Take the time to read the question properly and understand what the question is asking, so you don’t miss key information or misinterpret the question.
3Simulate test conditions
Take any practice tests in the same conditions as you would the actual test. This means practicing tests in a room free from distraction, using a calculator, timing each question, and applying the same focus to the questions as you would in the actual test.
Don’t panic if you are struggling to answer a question and your time runs out. Remain calm and positively approach the following question. Take each question individually and remember that due to the adaptive nature of the test, you have the opportunity to still perform at your best even if you struggle on some questions.
The test allows you to use a calculator, but don’t forget to use a pen and paper for your working out. If the answer you arrive at isn’t listed in the list of multiple-choice answers, you can then revisit your workings to see where you went wrong, recalculate and select the answer you believe to be correct.
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Reviews of our Numerical Reasoning tests
What our customers say about our Numerical Reasoning tests
May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022
The test was fun, however a bit tricky. First question threw me off, spent too much time on it and still didn't get it right. I now know how to better approach the questions in a clear and concise manner.
May 19, 2022
The focus is everything
I liked the differing amount of challenges in this test, but I have seen more varied questions in numerical reasoning tests before.
May 18, 2022
Seems like good practice
it requires to scan for the important data. The interface was clear enough to aid instead of distract from getting the data. Phrasing was clear, no ambiguity
May 18, 2022
It was quite challenging but it made me familiar to aptitude tests and I think I got the hang of it towards the end
May 17, 2022
Numerical reasoning test
The question is not so complicated, however it requires time to get exact answer, and limited time gets you a little bit stressed. This also causes you to solve all the questions not on time. In spite of this, I found this test module so helpful and useful. Thank you so much.
May 17, 2022
The questions are answerable but the time is something else.
I like the format of the questions.The timing too is cool. However, the figures from previous questions keep distracting you while attempting a new one.
May 16, 2022
Dusting off the cobwebs
I'm unsure whether I'm allowed to use a calculator. I didn't just to be safe. Nevertheless, I just need to get back into the rhythm and pace of this sort of testing.
Bolaji Jimoh Adigun
May 16, 2022
Trying again to improve
I would love to write the test again and to learn from my error in order to have good grade in my aptitude test.
May 16, 2022
Get used to simulating quickly
I liked the test, as content was interesting. However, there was a bug in the test, as the last question data was shown when the mouse was not on the graph.